Silkies without poofy head

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by antiquebuff, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. antiquebuff

    antiquebuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Franklin, NC
    My Silkie hatched chicks this week and they have all the Poof like a Silkie is supposed to but their heads are not poofy. The Roo and hen are poofy. Is this normal? The hen was only with a Silkie Roo. When this hen and roo were born they had poofy heads! Any explanation???[​IMG]
  2. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    It's okay...they will get the, "poof" in time! [​IMG]
  3. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    When they hatch, sometimes they'll have a vaulted skull that will make them appear like they have a little poofy knob on top, other times they won't, but you can still see they have a bit of a poof. They won't actually get big and poofy until they start growing their feathers, but even then you probably won't see a final "puff" until they get their secondary feathers.

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